Friday, December 22, 2006

How Beautiful

Another beautiful sunset in Franklin.

I tell you, I am so lucky to have so many wonderful friends online (and elsewhere too, of course!). I received a package today from Shelley and Beth. Enclosed were beautiful home-made Christmas cards and lovely ATCs. Now, Shelley has just started making ATCs; and it looks as though she's been doing it all her life! Take a look! Of course, the picture doesn't do it justice. Then take a look at her card she made. It is just so pretty. Thank you Shelley!

Then, there's Beth's. Her ATCs are always so special. This one has pearls and glitter and is just beautiful. Then, her card. Such talent out there, I tell you! Thank you Bethy! Beth and I are going to get together soon, and I am SO looking forward to that!!

Earlier in the week, I recieved a wonderful set of cards from Kansasrose! Look at these marvels! I love them!! Of course, my fav is me in the Swiss Alps. If only I looked like that!! hehe. Thank you, thank you, thank you, KR!

The light over the kitchen table is looking so fun and festive, thanks to so many friends. If you look closely, you'll find a wooden acorn and hand-made Merryville angel from Mrs. Staggs, lovely peace cranes from Lorna, faery stars from Paula, a beautiful crystal star from Shelley and who knows what else may see peeking through all that Christmas garland! Is it not the best? It is simply magical. I am enjoying it so thinking of all of you at this special time of year.

Two last (random) shots. Dave, zen like, on the kid's lap. Too sweet. I want some of whatever he's taking! That is way too relaxed!

And Roo Dog was bad. Doggy Santa is watching you too, don't forget!


miss*R said...

and me ? I sent nothing :( I was meaning to but the bah humbug spirit really got to me this year.
Rosa - thankyou so much for all the love, care & concern you had for me over the past year of blogging. Supporting me through my ups & downs. I hope our friendship continues to grow in 2007 and I really hope that I can get to visit your blog more often - one can only hope :)
thankyou so much for your gorgeous card & ATC ! much love this season and always, Robyn xoxo
ooh and maybe a swap or two next year?

miss*R said...

ps- love your new background!

Linda said...

Love the chandelier all feted up. I must try this next year. I did almost nothing this year which is my present to myself. Decorating is not my forte. Have a really great Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Poor Roo Dog! You just gotta love them!!! Wonderful decorations Rosa, Blessings to you and yours!

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

Lovey cards you`ve recieved Rosa! I love the pic of Mike LOL!!!

Have the most wonderful Christmas!


Mrs. Staggs said...

Wishing you and your family Christmas joy Rosa.
Thank you for your many sweet gestures of friendship.
Merry Christmas!

SiouxSue said...

Love all these photos. The ATC's are wonderful. Aren't internet friends wonderful!?!

Parisparfait said...

Lovely goodies from your friends and admirers. Nice photos.

Dianne said...

Ro, the sunset made me homesick. Your home looks so beautiful and I wish I was there to sit down and have a nice cup of flowering tea with you. Have a wonderful holiday and say hello to the fam for me.

Tammy said...

Dearest Rosa,
I just wanted you to know I got your card with my very first and only was so cute...I may have to look into maybe making a few myself...I had to laugh at Roo Dog...I had to tell Clarence this morning...look no more jumping on the dining room table and licking all the forks I had just laid out...I said to him "Santa is watching you and if you want any catnip you'll be good the rest of the day!"!!
Have a blessed Christmas my you!!

Janet said...

Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas!!

Shell said...

Merry Christmas Rosa!

Beth said...

And you deserve all the love that is sent your way,,lol on Kitty pic and bad dog Roo,,lol!



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